Image and Reality : the Jews in the World of the Christians in the Second Century.

Judith Lieu examines the rhetorical function of Jews in the early texts of the second century and seeks to acknowledge the complex nature of an issue which is too easily proclaimed 'Christian anti-Semitism'.

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Main Author: Lieu, Judith
Format: eBook
Published: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2003.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; Second Century; Asia Minor; Literature; Image and Reality'; The Texts; Other Texts; 2. Ignatius and the World of his Letters; Ignatius's View of Judaism; Models of the Relationship; Judaism and Christianity in the Time of Ignatius; 3. The Martyrdom of Polycarp; The Jews of the Narrative; a) M. Poly. 12.2; b) M. Poly. 13.1; c) M. Poly. 17.1-18.1; Jewish Framework and Jewish Influence; a) The 'Great Sabbath' and the Passover; b) Suffering and Martyrdom in Judaism and M. Poly.; Martyrdom and Self-definition; The Historical Setting.
  • 4. Justin Martyr's Dialogue with TryphoTrypho the Jew; The Conflict between Judaism and Christianity; a) Circumcision and the Law; b) Christology and the Scriptures; c) Christ versus the Teachers; d) Jewish-Christian Hostility; The Language of Competition and Take-over; Image and Reality; 5. The Apologists; Aristides; a) The Races among Humankind; b) The Jewish Race and their Religion; c) Jews and Christians; d) Aristides and Judaism; Justin Martyr; a) Defeated Judaeans; b) Jewish Prophecy and Misunderstanding; c) The Hostility of the Demons; d) Justin's Apology and Judaism.
  • The Apologists of Asia Minora) Melito and the 'Barbarians'; b) Jews', Politics and Internal Enemies; c) Piety and the Fear of God; Image and Reality; 6. Melito of Sardis: the Peri Pascha; Judaism in Sardis: the Synagogue; Christianity in Sardis: Melito; Judaism in the Peri Pascha; a) Context and Argument; b) Israel, the People; c) The Implied Defendant: 'O Israel'; d) 'Israel' and the Jews of Sardis; Judaism and Christian Preaching in the Peri Pascha; a) The 'Hebrew Exodus'; b) The Passover Haggadah; Polemic and Context: Motivation in Melito's Argument with Israel.
  • A) 'On the Holy Pascha': the Theoretical Engagementb) Melito's Theological Heritage; Image and Reality in Melito; 7. Apostolic Traditions; Polycarp and Papias; The Elders; Retelling the Story; Marcion: Key or Enigma?; a) Ally or Enemy?; b) Marcion and Judaism: Construct and Contemporaries; 8. The Jews in the World of the Christians; Scripture; Christian Tradition; Persecution and Martyrdom; Internal Conflict; Defining Themselves; Members of a Pagan World; Competition; Shaping the Image; Jews in the World of the Christian Writers; Bibliography; Index of Subjects; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J.
  • KL; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; W; Index of Sources.